LEEDS UNITED saw off a serious threat from Ipswich Town at Elland Road to record a deserved 3-2 victory and stay top of the Championship table on Saturday afternoon.
Our man Leon Wobschall was there to give his verdict on Leeds’s players individual perofmances. See if you agree with his marks. Who was your star man?
Felix Wiedwald: Showed off his nifty footballing skills by dashing out of goal in the first half, which the crowd lapped up. Made a key second-half save to deny McGoldrick after being pretty underemployed before then, but should have done better with Ipswich’s second. 5
Luke Ayling: One great saving challenge to deny McGoldrick in the opening 45 minutes and provided typical thrust and energy going forward. 7
Conor Shaughnessy: Sublime pass for United’s opener, although was guilty of overplaying a touch at times. But plenty to admire in his game again. 6
Liam Cooper: Typically committed and displayed his newly-found aptitude for bringing the ball out from back. Made an important second half block to deny Nydam. 7
Vurnon Anita: Had his hands full with Ward and struggled at times, but did make a timely goalline clearance to deny Chambers just before the break. Substituted on the hour. 5
Eunan O’Kane: Held his ground in the middle and provided the platform for United’s attacking talents to excel. An integral figure in this new-look Leeds side. 8
Kalvin Phillips: Alertness saw him continue his fine season with a tidy fourth goal of the season. Defensive duties largely prevailed on the restart. 6
Ezgjan Alioski: One or two flashes and involved quite a bit on the restart and looked Leeds go-to man at times. 7
Pablo Hernandez: Looked at it from the off and his majestic back-heeled flick to create a chance for Saiz just before the break was worth the admission money alone. 8
Samuel Saiz: His telepathy with Hernandez was pleasing on the eye and despite not quite hitting the stellar heights of Burton, showed produced some moments of class. 7
Pierre-Michel Lasogga: Showed his value with the prowess of a marksman to fire United ahead with a clinical opener. Pretty quiet otherwise, but clearly a goalscorer. 6
Substitutes: Gaetano Berardi (Anita 60), 6, Stuart Dallas (Hernandez 68, 6), Jay Roy Grot (Lasogga 85, 6).
Not used: Andy Lonergan, Matthew Pennington, Mateusz Klich, Kemar Roofe.
Ipswich Town: Bialkowski 5; Iorfa 7, Spence 7, Chambers 6, Knudsen 6; Ward 7 (Sears 68, 7), Skuse 7, Adeyemi 6, Nydam 6 (Celina 68, 7); McGoldrick 8 (Waghorn 85, 6), Garner 6. Substitutes unused: Gerken, Connolly, Kenlock, Woolfenden.